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- n. A proponent of Thatcherism.
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This was especially true in "Thatcherist" Britain where many believed, as the Sex Pistols averred, that there was indeed "no future."
And this goes to the heart of one of the controversies surrounding Thatcherism: the growth in inequality, the sense that those in full-time work did well out of Thatcherist economic policies but that those without the necessary skills or opportunities were left behind.
We would say that this little view of ours also covers all "ist" words, however we would then we would also have to take issue with Marxist and Thatcherist views too.
Thirty years of Thatcherist economic policies might have something to do with it.
The privatisation of national resources like the CSIR was begun under the National Party government in the 1980s, and has continued under the Thatcherist policies of the ANC.
For reasons that will probably never be known, a coup did not take place then, nor since - and Britain eventually moved into the era of Thatcherist economics and nationalism.